Leonard Slatkin Receives Award for Cultural Diplomacy in ItalyRead more
March 20, 2017
The Consulate General of the United States of America in Milan, Italy, presented Leonard Slatkin with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy on March 19.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Six: A Few ExercisesRead more
March 15, 2017
In the sixth monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin demonstrates practical exercises designed to help students develop independence in their right and left hands.
Orchestre National de Lyon Triumphs in the StatesRead more
March 6, 2017
The Orchestre National de Lyon’s six-concert, six-city tour of the United States was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. From Carnegie Hall to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the orchestra lived up to its reputation as “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian).
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Five: Putting the Two Hands TogetherRead more
February 15, 2017
Leonard Slatkin has released the fifth installment in his Conducting School. This month’s video combines techniques demonstrated in previous lessons to show how the conductor uses both hands to communicate tempo and dynamics to the orchestra simultaneously.
Leonard Slatkin Brings the Orchestre National de Lyon to AmericaRead more
February 8, 2017
Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian), tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 SeasonRead more
January 29, 2017
Subscriptions are now on sale for the DSO’s 2017-18 season, a celebration of Leonard Slatkin’s 10th anniversary as music director. The classical series features eight world premieres, a French festival highlighting the music of Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and more, and Puccini’s Turandot in concert.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Introduces Mozart Festival Mascot, “Wolfie”Read more
January 18, 2017
This year’s mascot, “Wolfie,” shows up too early for the DSO’s Mozart Festival, so he makes the most of his time by shredding the piano in Orchestra Hall and taking requests from some old festival friends.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Four: What to Do with the Left HandRead more
January 15, 2017
Building on previous lessons about the basic beat patterns in 2, 3, and 4, this month’s installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is all about the left hand.
DSO Presents Three-Week Mozart FestivalRead more
January 9, 2017
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fourth annual Winter Music Festival will be a three-week celebration of Mozart’s masterpieces and influence. The festival kicks off on Thursday, January 19, and concludes on Sunday, February 5. Mozart Festival is anchored by DSO performances of six different programs conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Joins Slatkin for the DSO Neighborhood SeriesRead more
January 7, 2017
Music Director Leonard Slatkin and violinist Cho-Liang Lin will present a program of Brahms, Lalo Schifrin, Smetana, and Mendelssohn as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, bringing world-class orchestral music to venues across Metro Detroit.